Weʼve raised £3,270 to help Sharron to have the operations she needs and deserves to remove life threatening toxic mesh
- Funded on Saturday, 8th December 2018
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As friends and industry colleagues (Lucy Swanston and Marian Stefani) we have set this fundraising page up on behalf of Sharron :
Sharron is one of thousands of women you have probably heard about in the media that has been mutilated and poisoned by toxic mesh. This has had, and will continue to have, a devastating effect on her life, physically, mentally and financially.
The mesh is made of polypropylene which is not inert and reported to be as toxic to the body as asbestos. It attacks the body's mucous membranes and triggers an array of debilitating autoimmune symptoms of which Sharron struggles with on a daily basis and is progressively getting worse.
Additionally, the mesh embeds itself into soft tissue, slicing through it like cheese wire causing immense pain in the rectum and vagina. Removal of the mesh is a complex, massive, life changing operation; she will lose some bowel and vaginal tissue and likely her womb, have a temporary ileostomy and need 6 months off work to recover.
Speed is of the essence to remove the mesh as Sharron is deteriorating on a daily basis. We are reaching out to friends both socially and within the Print Industry to support this wonderful lady and help her remove this poison out of her body with private care. There are only a handful of surgeons in the country able to remove mesh, so NHS lists are long.
The operation(s) come at an enormous cost so please do what you can and make a difference to her life to enable the treatment she needs and deserves.
**There is currently a Government pause on vaginally inserted mesh for stress urinary incontinence until a set of conditions to reduce the risk of injury are met. However, Rectopexy mesh (the operation that Sharron had to correct a prolapsed bowel) is not included in the pause. Campaigners at Sling The Mesh are working hard to have it included, with a view to all mesh being permanently banned.**
To learn more, and find out why Mesh it is set to be the biggest medical scandal since Thalidomide, visit www.slingthemesh.wordpress.com
- 4 months ago
Sharron Mahony4 months ago
Hello everyone, I had my exploratory laparoscopy on Tuesday 14th August. Had a rough time post op with a stupidly low BP so didn't get a detailed feedback when the Consultant came to fill me in on her findings as was semi-conscious. I can report though that she is confident she can remove ALL of the mesh. Every, single, toxic bit of it. I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to all for your support. This is a miserable time and you are all making me feel like I am not dealing with it alone. Thank you. xxxx
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Sep 20, 2018
Thank you for sharing your story Sharron, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to do that. I wish my pal all the love and luck in the world with the journey ahead xxx
Sep 6, 2018
Thinking of you Sharron and hope you are back on your feet very soon! Stay Positive and keep fighting!!
Sep 5, 2018
Best wishes Sharon
Sep 5, 2018
Sending you well wishes Sharron
Aug 31, 2018
Hi Sharron, was shocked to read this. However, you are and always were a strong lovely girl. It’s not much but hope this goes some way, please keep us updated xx Daz
Aug 31, 2018
All the best
Aug 30, 2018
Hope you get better soon SharronGood luck and best wishes.
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